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  • Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sean Parnell, John Bruning
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (555)
    Performance
    (495)
    Story
    (497)

    At 24 years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon - a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws - and was tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a mountain valley along Afghanistan's eastern frontier. Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May 2006 what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush.

    Chris says: "Great book...Everyone should listen to this book!!"
    "Inspirational in the midst of vivid combat tales"
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    What made the experience of listening to Outlaw Platoon the most enjoyable?

    I previously read Outlaw Platoon and was touched by the revealing look at the thoughts and struggles of a young combat infantry platoon leader. In telling the story, the author provided the humanizing bits showcasing the personalities and heart of his men that made you care about them, at the same time describing the battles they fought in gritty and vivid detail. I decided to add the audiobook to my collection and was very pleased with it.


    What other book might you compare Outlaw Platoon to and why?

    I would compare the feelings evoked by reading Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell to those Sean Parnell brought out reading Outlaw Platoon.


    What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

    His speaking cadence did justice to the first person telling of the story, both the stressful combat scenes and the light hearted moments.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend Outlaw Platoon, both the book and the audiobook to anyone interested in what it was really like fighting in Afghanistan and an insight into the brave men who willingly go into harms way on behalf of the United States.

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